Equestrian

Our equestrian events are back for another year! Visitors can watch national and international riders and horses at the top of their game competing in a full programme of exciting events, including showjumping, showing and scurry driving. This year will also see the return of our popular Heavy Horse Village and Shetland Pony Grand National.

Showjumping

We have a full programme of top-class international level showjumping throughout the event. This year, showjumping will take place on all three days in the Balcombe Ring, as well as in the Ardingly Ring, where you can watch the Grand Prix spectacular, along with the International Stairway class. See timetable for full details of event locations and timings.

Cost: included in ticket price

Scurry driving

Scurry driving is a fast-paced sport where a pair of ponies pull a carriage around a course, aiming to get the fastest time. Watch our competitors take part in small and large scurry heats and the scurry driving championship in the main ring.

Cost: included in ticket price

Showing

We’ll be welcoming showing competitors from across the country to the South of England Show. Visitors of all ages will be delighted by a range of competitions, including ridden hunters, mountain & moorland ponies, elegant side saddle,  healthiest horse awards, and more.

Cost: included in ticket price

Heavy Horse Village

Owners go to enormous lengths to groom and prepare these gentle giants of the agricultural world before they take centre-stage in the main Ardingly Ring. Come along to the Heavy Horse Village, get up close, talk with the horses’ owners and discover more about the different breeds.

Cost: included in ticket price

Hackney Horses

Don’t miss the ever-popular Hackney Horse competition.

(Friday only).

Cost: included in ticket price

Equestrian shopping stands

From jodhpurs and dressage jackets, to brushes, shovels and other tack room accessories, you’ll find some great purchases at our equestrian shopping stands.

Cost: included in ticket price

Equestrian Games

Local young equestrians showing how they can mix speed with agility whilst doing a series of games on their ponies.

Cost: included in ticket price

Behind the stable door

Watch Farriers in the marquee and  listen to talks of behind the scenes (Saturday only).

Cost: included in ticket price

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Membership

If you enjoy attending our shows, find out more about Membership. You can attend each day of our four seasonal shows, access Members’ areas including parking, and you will be helping us to continue our work to fund and support agricultural education and countryside learning.

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